YouTube Star in Critical Condition After Gunman Opens Fire at Concert

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UPDATE: It is with heavy hearts that we report that Christina has tragically passed away from her injuries at just 22 years old.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones at this difficult time.


The world is a dark place. Police confirm that a shooting took place this evening at The Plaza Live theater in Orlando, Florida, where Christina Grimmie and Before You Exit were performing. Sadly, authorities also confirm that while the suspect is dead, the YouTube star is now in critical condition after being hit.

“The show was pretty much done,” one witness said. “There was a VIP meet and greet… All of sudden I hear what sounded like four really quick shots… I walked into the room and there was a man doing compressions on a girl, she seemed like she was one of the performers, and I looked over to the right and there was another gentleman face-down, blood everywhere. It looked like he shot this girl and then killed himself.”

Orlando-based journalist Christal Haynes reports that “a man armed with two guns walked into The Venue Live” as the singer was signing autographs. He opened fire and hit Christina, was tackled by her brother, and eventually turned the weapon on himself.

We are literally sick. As the entire world waits to hear details about this horrific incident, everyone, celebrities included, is using the hashtag #PrayForChristina to show their support.

We will keep updating this post with more details as they come in. As for now, we must all pray that the 22-year-old pulls through.


Christina is one of the most amazing people we’ve ever met. Here’s what happened the last time we chatted: